Vital Records Information:
married Virginia Lee "Bunny" Woodard, 6-20-1964; children: 1, Josephine Woodard
Number of Children: 1
graduated Lawrenceville School; graduated Princeton University, A.B. degree, magna cum laude
Son of William S. and Marie Elizabeth (Daley) Ballenger. Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics and frequent panelist on Off the Record. Member of the Princeton Club of Michigan; Sons of the Amer. Revolution; Shiawassee County Historical Society; Irish Georgian Society; Michigan Partners of the Alliance; Shiawassee County Farm Bureau; Michigan Farm Bureau; American Farm Bureau Federation; Shiawassee River Association; Wilderness Society; Jaycees; vice chairman, Shiawassee County Planning Committee (1966-68); chairman of Shiawassee County Republican Party, 1966-68; director of research, Republican State Central Committee, 1965-70; chairman, three Shiawassee County Republican Conventions; secretary, 6th Congressional District Republican Committee, 1966-68; member and past chairman, Shiawassee County Young Republicans Club, 1966-69; member State Board of Control, Michigan Federation of Young Republicans, 1966-69; delegate, 1967 Young Republican National Convention, serving on platform committee. Winner of annual "Award of Merit", Michigan Agricultural Conference, 1972; Eagleton Institute of Politics scholar, 1970. Member of Board of Governors, National Society of State Legislators, 1973-74.